Fall and Apple Orchards

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Pretty sure we could all agree that fall is a special time of the year.  The sun feels more golden, the air is crisp.  We anticipate the season change and prepare our hearts and minds for the holidays.  Summer is busy, days are long.  Winter is busy, days feel short.  Fall feels just right. This past weekend, we headed to the apple orchard.  Our boys just finished a whole week at school ... read more

Little Photographer

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For years, our twin boys have watched mom snap pictures. I guess it's only natural that at some point they would start asking to be behind the lens and no longer the subject. And I'm pretty sure that most parents would cringe at the idea of their 7 year old toting around their very expensive camera equipment. For me, the moment when I was asked to become the subject and no longer the taker was a ... read more

Photography Tips: Family & Kid Photos

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I recently helped a friend do a little photo shoot of her (oh so adorable) family.  A light bulb went off...wouldn't it be fun to share some of the tips we used to get some great (and natural) shots. Tip #1:  Your pictures will only look as good as the light.  What in the world does that mean?  It means if you want those yummy, golden colors then you must wait until the sun gives you ... read more

Christmas Card Photo Shoot

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A thirty minute wrestling match, several shots of bums, lots of giggles and FINALLY the one shot that makes it on the card! Tips for taking pics of your kids: Place them next to a window during a time of day with nice light.  In the pic above, the window is to the right of the boys. Let them play and have fun. Something like a white duvet works great for a neutral backdrop Take way ... read more

A Little Peak Inside My Studio

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Things have been busy in my studio getting ready for Christmas...only 43 days shopping days left! I thought it would be fun to show off some shots that my wonderful friend, Jennifer, took while in town. I LOVE this sign! It reminds me of all the things I love about sewing and creating. Holly of Word Whipped was so wonderful to work with on this custom order. She even matched the fonts I ... read more

Photo Shoot: Heidi Stone Photography

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Okay, I have to admit that I sort of felt like a senior in high school during this photo shoot.  I said that I FELT like, not looked like.  I worked with Heidi Stone on some shots a few years ago for kids clothing (some of you may remember when I sold pillowcase dresses).  She was so great to work with and we have stayed in touch since. I got a message a couple weeks ago asking if I would ... read more

What I Wore Wednesday: Puddles are Made for Jumping

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The boys are on Fall Break from preschool. I originally planned to spend the day at the zoo, but when we woke up this morning it was rainy and chilly. Instead, we dressed up in our rain gear and umbrellas and walked to the local bakery. I think donuts are a good substitute for the zoo. In normal toddler fashion, the boys are sporting their Lighting McQueen umbrellas (the umbrellas that I drove to ... read more

What I Wore Wednesday: Girls’ Weekend

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Today I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday! On Friday afternoon, I patiently waited for my husband to get home. The boys' suitcases were packed, favorite toys and blankets all ready to go. I'm pretty sure as soon as my husband's car was in sight, I was running to put their things in it. This weekend was girls' weekend, so the boys headed to grandma's house. I walked ... read more

around my town: walking photo tour

Over the long weekend, I decided it was a good time to take a long walk and capture some of the architecture around our town. We moved here in December and I would best describe the small town living as a love/hate relationship. I love the cozy historic downtown. I'm in love with the architecture. I love that there is not a Starbucks in sight, but instead two local coffee shops. I love walking ... read more